CC Water - Water Companies Need to Do more to prevent Sewer Flooding

Article Date: 23rd November 2017

Water and sewerage companies must be more proactive in protecting homes and businesses at risk of being flooded with sewage, according to the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater).

The call for action comes as the water watchdog publishes a new report which shows almost a third more properties were flooded with sewage during 2016/17, compared to the previous year. Substantial rises from United Utilities (90%) and Thames Water (39%) drove the increase.

Clear way forward: Building a resilient sewerage and drainage system (2016/17) shows that almost 5,700 properties suffered sewer flooding last year. CCWater believes the industry can still do more to protect customers from the often devastating consequences by developing a better understanding of which properties are most likely to flood.

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This was posted by future water association in Industry News

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